Thursday, June 30, 2022

Rights groups call for sacking of Bachelet after sham China visit
Munich | June 9, 2022 3:54:37 PM IST
As many as 230 human rights advocacy groups have called for the immediate resignation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights after she "whitewashed" the Chinese government's human rights atrocities during her recent visit to China. ... read..

While Xi looks to secure record third term in power, China languishes in limbo
Beijing | June 9, 2022 3:24:32 PM IST
While President Xi Jinping is all set to secure his third term in power, China is not as strong as it used to be in the pre-COVID times. ... read..

Indian Vice President visits Gabon, Senegal, cements bilateral ties
New Delhi | June 9, 2022 3:24:27 PM IST
Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's recent visit to Gabon once again proved the strong bonding between India and African nations. He led the first-ever visit by a high-ranking Indian dignitary to the Gabonese Republic with a series of high-level meet ... read..

US approves USD 120 mln sale to maintain Taiwanese warships
Washington | June 9, 2022 2:25:01 PM IST
The United States has approved the sale of ship parts to Taiwan worth USD 120 million amid the increasing threat of Chinese invasion. ... read..

Pakistan: Hindu temple vandalised in Karachi, idols desecrated
Karachi | June 9, 2022 2:24:56 PM IST
In yet another incident of atrocity against minorities in Pakistan, a Hindu temple was attacked by some extremists in Karachi, Sindh province of the country. ... read..

Australian energy ministers back renewables, storage to address gas crisis
Others | June 9, 2022 1:25:16 PM IST
Canberra [Australia], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Australia's energy ministers have agreed to an 11-point plan to address the nation's gas crisis when the country's energy prices are spiking due to high winter demand and supply shortages. ... read..

China eyeing high-speed rail network in Bangladesh
Dhaka | June 9, 2022 12:54:24 PM IST
China is eyeing high-speed rail network projects in Bangladesh following Bangladesh Railway (BR) feasibility study for constructing the railway network between Dhaka and Chattogram. ... read..

'Biggest protest in Pakistan's history' within next few days: Imran Khan
Islamabad | June 9, 2022 12:54:21 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would within the next few days finalise the date for the "biggest protest in Pakistan's history". ... read..

'Time is short' to prevent global food crisis, says UN on ripple effects of Ukraine war
New York | June 9, 2022 12:25:19 PM IST
War in Ukraine has left an estimated 1.6 billion people in 94 countries exposed to at least one dimension of finance, food, or energy crisis, with around 1.2 billion living in "perfect-storm" countries severely vulnerable to all three areas, the policy br ... read..

China's attacks on feminism: Women face safety problems, employment discrimination
Beijing | June 9, 2022 11:55:55 AM IST
Chinese government has shown little interest in dealing with the problems that women face on a daily basis. Women in China suffer dangers to their physical safety in addition to employment discrimination. ... read..

India hands over 12 high-speed guard boats to Vietnam
Hanoi | June 9, 2022 11:55:53 AM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday handed over 12 high-speed guard boats for Vietnam Border Guard at Hong Ha Shipyard made under USD 100 million lines of credit by the Indian government. ... read..

Chinese envoy calls for meaningful, concrete actions from US to relieve Korean Peninsula tensions
Asia | June 9, 2022 11:55:40 AM IST
New York [US], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called on the United States to take meaningful, concrete actions to relieve tensions on the Korean Peninsula. ... read..

China's 'deceitful' currency swap with Sri Lanka worth USD 1.5 billion
Colombo | June 9, 2022 11:55:34 AM IST
Sri Lanka is reeling under a severe economic crisis and one of the reasons for it was the "deceitful" Chinese currency swap with Sri Lanka worth USD 1.5 billion. ... read..

China lauds India for helping Sri Lanka amid economic crisis
Beijing | June 9, 2022 11:25:26 AM IST
China on Wednesday praised India for helping Sri Lanka amid the unprecedented economic crisis in the island nation that has led to a shortage of fuel and other essential items. ... read..

Pakistani TV anchor's visit to Israel causes furore in Islamabad
Tel Aviv | June 9, 2022 10:54:29 AM IST
A Pakistan television anchor, who triggered an uproar with his visit to Israel, has been dismissed by his employer, the state-owned Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). ... read..

Chinese loans to Africa tend to decline during times of crisis
Brussels | June 9, 2022 10:54:18 AM IST
The Chinese loans to Africa tend to decline during times of crisis and the loan commitment dipped in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Iran Foreign minister says satisfied with India's stance over Prophet remark row
New Delhi | June 9, 2022 10:25:11 AM IST
Iran is satisfied with the efforts made by the Indian government in dealing with those responsible for comments on Prophet Muhammed, the visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said. ... read..

Chinese companies in Bangladesh indulge in illegal activities
Dhaka | June 9, 2022 8:55:05 AM IST
Several Chinese firms are indulging in unscrupulous practices in Bangladesh, especially in the construction sector and printing of counterfeit documents, as well as in the trade of prohibited items. ... read..

India, Iran reaffirm cooperation on Chabahar Port, key transit hub for Central Asia
New Delhi | June 9, 2022 8:24:22 AM IST
India and Iran on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to continue their cooperation on the development of the Chabahar Port as a transit hub for the region including Central Asia and said delegates from the two counties will meet soon to address operation ... read..

Fraudulent claims cost 527 million euros to EU in 2021: OLAF
Brussels | June 9, 2022 7:54:34 AM IST
In 2021, a total of 527.4 million euros (564 million US dollars) in European Union (EU) funds were used fraudulently, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) said in its annual report published on Wednesday, Xinhua reported. ... read..

Tumultuous history of Pakistan: Assassination of political leaders
Islamabad | June 9, 2022 7:54:31 AM IST
The history of Pakistan has been tumultuous with several assassinations of its political leaders since the country's inception in 1947. ... read..

Xi Jinping's infamous zero-covid policy takes toll on cash-strapped local govt
Beijing | June 9, 2022 7:54:29 AM IST
Amid the rising covid infections, Xi Jinping's infamous Zero-Covid Policy has taken a toll on already cash-strapped local governments. ... read..

Unidentified drone crashes in Iraq's Kurdistan, injures 3
Middle East | June 9, 2022 6:54:32 AM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): An unidentified drone crashed on Wednesday in the north of Erbil, capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, wounding three people, the regional Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said in a statement. ... read..

OECD upgrades Argentina's 2022 growth forecast to 3.6 pct
Middle East | June 9, 2022 6:54:30 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday upgraded its economic growth forecast for Argentina in 2022 to 3.6 per cent, or 1.1 percentage points higher than its previous Dec ... read..

Osprey aircraft crashes in California: Pentagon
Washington | June 9, 2022 5:54:48 AM IST
A V-22 Osprey aircraft, with no nuclear material on board, crashed in southern California on Wednesday, a Marine Corps spokesperson told Sputnik. ... read..

Risk of Monkeypox emergence in non-endemic countries 'real': Tedros
Geneva | June 9, 2022 5:54:46 AM IST
Amid a surge in Monkeypox infections, director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the outbreak in an address on Wednesday. ... read..

Pak military warns of legal action against journalist over 'baseless allegations'
Islamabad | June 9, 2022 4:55:18 AM IST
Pakistan military on Wednesday warned of legal action against journalist Shaheen Sehbai for indulging in spreading 'malicious allegations'against the country's military establishment of asking former finance minister Shaukat Tarin to "betray" former prime ... read..

'Misogynistic and discriminatory': Women Haj assistants hit back at Pak Minister's decision
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
For the first time in history, Pakistan's Haj mission will have no female assistants to help women perform the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, media reports said on Wednesday. ... read..

China-backed hackers breach 'major' telecoms firms: US
Washington | June 9, 2022 3:54:49 AM IST
Chinese government-backed hackers have breached major telecommunications companies, among a range of targets worldwide by exploiting known software flaws in routers, CNN quoted US security agencies as saying. ... read..

Markets to close down across Pakistan at 8:30 pm to save electricity
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
In an attempt to save energy, the Pakistan National Economic Council (NEC) has decided to order the closure of markets across the country at 8:30 pm, Geo News reported. ... read..

Senior al-Shabab fighter surrenders in Somalia
Mogadishu | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A senior al-Shabab terrorist behind a series of terror attacks in Southwest Somalia has surrendered to government security forces, the military said on Wednesday. ... read..

China's gameplan to expand influence in South-Pacific
Beijing | June 9, 2022 1:58:29 AM IST
With an aim to expand its influence and power over the South-Pacific, Beijing has implemented nearly 500 complete plant projects and concessional loan projects to deepen its comprehensive strategic partnership with the Pacific Island Countries. ... read..

India participates in East Asia Summit Senior Officials' meet
Jakarta | June 9, 2022 1:58:27 AM IST
Ministry of External Affairs official and Former Ambassador to Myanmar and Iran, Saurabh Kumar took part in the East Asia Summit Senior Officials' meeting on Wednesday over a videoconference chaired by Cambodia as ASEAN Chair. ... read..

Pakistan requests Iran to increase electricity export amid severe power crisis
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 11:57:06 PM IST
Pakistan's Minister of Development and Planning Ahsan Iqbal requested Iran to increase Iran's electricity exports to the Pakistani province of Balochistan, The Express Tribune reported citing an Iran News Agency. ... read..

PM Modi meets Iran Foreign Minister, says bilateral ties have promoted regional security, prosperity
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 11:27:13 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met visiting Iran Foreign Minister Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and said bilateral relations have mutually benefited both the countries and promoted regional security and prosperity. ... read..

Humanitarian aid en route to Afghanistan smuggled, hoarded by Pakistan
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 11:27:11 PM IST
Indian humanitarian aid en route to Afghanistan was reportedly being smuggled and hoarded by Pakistan, as the wheat consignments take a "return journey" after reaching Afghanistan, as per media reports. ... read..

Guterres says high fertilizer prices will lead to shortages of all staple crops
US | June 8, 2022 11:27:07 PM IST
New York [US], June 8 (ANI/Sputnik): Shortages will spread from corn and wheat to all staple crops and will have a serious impact on billions of people unless the crisis around fertilizers is resolved, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesd ... read..

World Bank approves USD 258 million to improve healthcare services in Pakistan
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 11:26:56 PM IST
In order to improve the primary healthcare services in Pakistan, the World Bank has approved providing USD 258 million to the country, a press release by the International Financial Institution said in a statement on Wednesday. ... read..

Cineworld pulls 'blasphemous' Islamic history drama film under duress; cinemagoers call it 'ridiculous'
London | June 8, 2022 10:55:13 PM IST
Cinemagoers across the United Kingdom have hit out at the protests that led the world's second-largest cinema chain Cineworld to pull an Islamic history drama film "The Lady of Heaven" from all screens in Sheffield, Bolton and Birmingham. ... read..

Imran Khan re-elected as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 10:55:10 PM IST
Imran Khan has been re-elected as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman once again on Wednesday. ... read..

4 Chinese nationals, 1 Nepali arrested with Rs 39 million cash in Kathmandu
Kathmandu | June 8, 2022 9:56:33 PM IST
Kathmandu Police arrested four Chinese nationals and a Nepali citizen along with around Rs 39 million in cash, a Nepal media report said on Wednesday. ... read..

Pakistan: PMLN, PPP to jointly contest Punjab bypolls
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 9:56:31 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Pakistan Peoples Party have decided to jointly contest the Punjab by-election which is scheduled on 20 seats of the Provinceial Assembly. ... read..

Newly appointed envoy to Nepal Naveen Srivastava discusses India-Nepal border issue with SSB chief
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 9:56:29 PM IST
Newly appointed ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava on Wednesday, discussed India-Nepal border issues with the chief of the border guarding Central armed police force Sujoy Lal Thaosen. ... read..

Canada bans export of 28 services vital for Russia's Oil, Gas, Chemical industries: Joly
US | June 8, 2022 9:56:24 PM IST
Ottawa [Canada], June 8 (ANI/Sputnik): Canada is banning 28 types of consultants from working for Russian oil, gas, and chemical firms, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced on Wednesday. ... read..

Rajnath Singh visits oldest Buddhist temple Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi
Hanoi | June 8, 2022 9:26:57 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the historic Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi on Wednesday. ... read..

Jaishankar reviews bilateral ties including trade, connectivity and health with Iranian counterpart
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 9:26:52 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reviewed the bilateral ties including trade, connectivity, and health with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday. ... read..

Finnish PM infected with COVID-19
Europe | June 8, 2022 8:56:59 PM IST
Helsinki [Finland], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday she has tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..

1 killed, several injured in car ramming in Berlin
Europe | June 8, 2022 8:26:40 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): A car crashed into a crowd in Berlin's Charlottenburg locality on Wednesday morning, killing one person and leaving at least a dozen injured, local police said. ... read..

Rajnath Singh meets Vietnam President in Hanoi
Hanoi | June 8, 2022 8:26:38 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met the President of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday. ... read..

Honour killings continue to haunt Pakistani women
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 8:26:34 PM IST
The narrow-mindedness of Pakistani society towards its women continues to exhibit itself in the form of brutal killings in the name of honour. Even women of Pakistani origin staying abroad are not spared. ... read..

Putin offers condolences to Iranian President after train crash
Europe | June 8, 2022 7:56:23 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], June 8 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and expressed his condolences in connection with the railway accident that claimed human lives, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. ... read..

Biden to travel Germany on June 25 to attend G7 Summit
Washington | June 8, 2022 7:27:30 PM IST
US President Joseph R Biden will travel to Schloss Elmau in southern Germany on June 25 to attend the Group of Seven (G7) Leaders' Summit, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in an official statement on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan reports highest cases of crime against women in May
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 7:27:05 PM IST
Pakistan reported the maximum number of cases of kidnapping of women, rape, and violence against women in the month of May this year, The News International reported citing a research report by Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) and the Ce ... read..

Human rights situation depleting with every rising sun in Pakistan
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 6:56:16 PM IST
Pakistan's human rights records have seemingly touched a new low with several media reports and global bodies reflecting the dire situation for women, minorities, children, and media persons. ... read..

Russian demands for removal of sanctions to help grain exports 'legitimate': Turkey
Ankara | June 8, 2022 5:55:49 PM IST
Ankara considered Moscow's demand to supply its own grain to the global market along with Ukraine to be legal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ... read..

Pak govt imposes ban on wedding ceremonies after 10pm in Islamabad
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 5:55:41 PM IST
Amid the ongoing electricity shortage and worsening power cuts, the Pakistan government has imposed a ban on wedding functions after 10 pm, to be effective from Wednesday. ... read..

5.0 magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang
Beijing | June 8, 2022 4:56:35 PM IST
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolted China's Xinjiang region on Wednesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). ... read..

Scientists warn of more La Nina events in eastern Australia
Others | June 8, 2022 3:55:53 PM IST
Sydney [Australia], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): Australia's eastern states are likely to become more flood-prone in the coming decades due to increasing La Nina events, according to a new study. ... read..

China-sponsored forced labour in Xinjiang requires comprehensive political response
Beijing | June 8, 2022 3:55:47 PM IST
The extent of China-sponsored forced labour in Xinjiang requires a comprehensive political response. ... read..

Pakistani rupee nosedives to all-time low of 202.83 against US dollar
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 3:26:48 PM IST
The Pakistani rupee on Tuesday surpassed all prior records against the US dollar after shedding sheds Rs 2.77, or 1.37 per cent, against the US dollar in the interbank market. ... read..

Pakistanis held in Italy over suspected links to Charlie Hebdo attack
Rome | June 8, 2022 3:26:39 PM IST
A total of 14 arrests were made during an anti-terror raid on a Pakistani cell operating in Italy and other European countries, several media reports said. ... read..

Jaishankar welcomes Iranian counterpart to New Delhi, says talks will reflect close ties
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 3:26:37 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday, saying the discussion between the visiting minister and Indian officials will reflect the close ties between Tehran and New Delhi. ... read..

22 killed in Balochistan as passenger van plunges into ravine
Balochistan | June 8, 2022 2:56:02 PM IST
At least 22 people were killed and a child was injured after a passenger van plunged 100 feet into a ravine near Killa Saifullah in Balochistan. ... read..

Is Islamabad safe for a walk, ask foreign embassies in Pak amid security concerns
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 2:24:42 PM IST
Diplomats from over 35 countries in Islamabad have expressed concerns over the law and order and crime situation in Pakistan's federal capital, local media reported on Wednesday. ... read..

Myanmar: Junta vows to enforce death sentences
New York | June 8, 2022 2:24:23 PM IST
Myanmar's military junta announced on June 3, that it would execute four people whose appeals were rejected following grossly unjust closed-door trials, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. ... read..

Chinese President Xi's 3rd term will ensure Buddhism in Tibet would be tale of yesterday
Lhasa | June 8, 2022 1:54:55 PM IST
Buddhism in Tibet would truly be a tale of yesterday and a history, especially if President Xi Jinping secures an unprecedented third term of the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (the first since Mao Zedong). ... read..

India-Australia maritime surveillance operation underway in Indian Ocean region
Goa | June 8, 2022 1:25:43 PM IST
A Royal Australian Air Force (RAFF) P-8A Poseidon aircraft has been deployed to India under a combined India-Australia maritime surveillance initiative, the Australian government said on Wednesday. ... read..

China tightens grip over dissenting citizens citing national security threats
Beijing | June 8, 2022 1:25:33 PM IST
China has tightened its grip over its dissenting citizens by rewarding those who report their behaviour to the security agency giving rise to online policing. ... read..

China: President Xi continues to tighten control over propaganda machinery
Beijing | June 8, 2022 12:55:42 PM IST
Amid reports of the growing rift between the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, the recent changes in appointments of editors in Chinese-state-run news agency - Xinhua highlights Xi's continued efforts to strengthen his control over the ... read..

India hands over cargo of tuberculosis medicines to Zimbabwe
Harare | June 8, 2022 12:55:40 PM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, on his visit to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, handed over a consignment of 288 boxes of medicines to treat tuberculosis (TB) to the Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare John Mangwiro. ... read..

Chilean experts predict another COVID-19 peak in coming weeks
Others | June 8, 2022 12:27:28 PM IST
Santiago [Chile], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): Chile will face another peak of COVID-19 infections in the next two weeks, a local epidemics monitoring group predicted on Tuesday. ... read..

China building second offshore naval base in Cambodia
Washington | June 8, 2022 12:27:24 PM IST
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is building a secret naval base in Cambodia as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

South Korea reports 13,358 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 8, 2022 12:27:10 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 13,358 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 18,188,200, the health authorities said Wednesday. ... read..

India, Vietnam ink MoU to simplify procedures for logistic support
Hanoi | June 8, 2022 12:27:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Vietnam's Minister of National Defence General Phan Van Giang in Hanoi on Wednesday, after which they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Logistics Support to help enhance engagemen ... read..

Violations of women's rights in Taliban led Afghanistan growing: HRW raises concern
Kabul | June 8, 2022 11:55:41 AM IST
The list of Taliban violations of the rights of women and girls is long and growing, said Heather Barr, Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW), as she raised growing concerns about the violation of the rights in the country. ... read..

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif lays stress on political stability for economic growth
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 11:55:40 AM IST
Stressing the need for political stability for economic growth, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that no matter what happens, whichever party comes into power, goals set in "charter of economy" should remain unchanged. ... read..

Imran Khan vows to continue 'Azadi March', challenges Pakistani govt to stop him
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 11:55:38 AM IST
Former Pakistan prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday challenged Shehbaz Sharif-led government to stop him from leading the Azadi March movement. ... read..

India, Vietnam sign 'Joint Vision Statement' for defence partnership 2030
Hanoi | June 8, 2022 11:26:48 AM IST
India and Vietnam on Wednesday signed a "Joint Vision Statement" for Defence Partnership towards the year 2030 to enhance the scope and scale of defence cooperation between the countries. ... read..

Pakistan: Balochs to protest against enforced disappearances in Quetta
Quetta | June 8, 2022 10:57:03 AM IST
A demonstration against the enforced disappearance of Balochs will be organized on Wednesday at Quetta Press Club around 3 pm. ... read..

Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in India to boost bilateral ties
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 10:26:04 AM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday to deepen historical ties and partnerships with India. ... read..

Afghanistan: Chinese company demands revision of contract in Aynak Logar copper mining project
Kabul | June 8, 2022 10:25:59 AM IST
A Chinese company has demanded the revision of the contract in the Aynak Logar copper mining project - at Mes Ayank a site situated 40 km southeast of Kabul in the barren region of Logar Province. The site contains the world's second-largest copper deposi ... read..

UNICEF appeals for funding to avert child deaths in East Africa
Others | June 8, 2022 10:25:57 AM IST
Nairobi [Kenya], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday appealed for urgent funding to help avert an "explosion of child deaths" which it said is looming in East Africa if the world does not act immediately. ... read..

Visiting US Army general discusses bilateral defence cooperation with Army chief Manoj Pande
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 9:26:37 AM IST
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande held talks with visiting US Army's Pacific Commanding General Charles Flynn on Tuesday and discussed aspects of bilateral defence cooperation. ... read..

Fact-checking group exposes Pak media's fake news on Yasin Malik
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 8:55:10 AM IST
A fact-checking organization has exposed the Pakistani media who were spreading fake and deceptive news on Yasin Malik, a separatist leader from Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Russia sanctions 61 US officials including Energy, treasury secretaries
Moscow | June 8, 2022 7:55:33 AM IST
Russia announced sanctions on 61 US citizens to its travel ban list, including Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. ... read..

Tunisia, Britain sign MoU on renewable energies
Others | June 8, 2022 7:55:29 AM IST
Tunis [Tunisia], June 8 (ANI/Xinhua): Tunisia and Britain signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on British technical and financial support for the development of renewable energies in Tunisia, the Tunisian press agency Tunis Afrique Presse reported o ... read..

Right to inheritance and property 'far cry' for women in Pakistan
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 7:55:26 AM IST
Women in Pakistan continue to suffer immensely as they have been deprived of the right to inheritance and property and are unable to voice their concerns. ... read..

Chinese mainland reports 44 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases
Beijing | June 8, 2022 7:55:24 AM IST
China reported 44 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, on Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday, Xinhua reported. ... read..

Taliban regime accountable for rise in illegal trafficking of children in Afghanistan
Kabul | June 8, 2022 6:54:30 AM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, illegal trafficking of Afghan children and the illegal sale and purchase of goods is on a subsequent rise in the region. ... read..

Russia-US dialogue is at extreme low: Ambassador
Europe | June 8, 2022 6:24:39 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], June 8 (ANI) - The political dialogue between Russia and the United States is at an unprecedented low level and is limited to the discussion of technical issues, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan: Cracks within Shehbaz Sharif govt over ISI's proposed role in vetting appointments
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 5:54:41 AM IST
Former Senate chairman and Pakistan People's Party leader Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday moved a motion in the House seeking the withdrawal of five constitutional amendment bills he had introduced by him earlier in protest against what he called shrinking sp ... read..

Imran Khan accuses Pak govt of attempting to put him behind bars
Islamabad | June 8, 2022 5:24:37 AM IST
Former Pakistan prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday accused Shehbaz Sharif government of attempting to put him behind bars on cooked-up charges and asserted that his party's movement for "real freedom" would not stop until the coalition ... read..

Oscar-winning actor McConaughey makes emotional plea for gun legislation at White House
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | June 8, 2022 4:26:23 AM IST
Oscar-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey delivered a moving and powerful address at the White House briefing on Wednesday as he underlined the need for "responsible" gun legislation. ... read..

MoS Muraleedharan meets Zimbabwean lawmaker Jacob Francis Mudenda
Harare | June 8, 2022 3:54:26 AM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, on his recent visit to Zimbabwe as a part of his African nations tour, met the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Zimbabwe, advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda on Tuesday. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar hails India as 'first responder' during crisis in the world
New Delhi | June 8, 2022 3:24:49 AM IST
Speaking at an event to mark the eight years of the Narendra Modi government, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described India as the first responder in many situations and said the country is capable and sensitive to global expectations. ... read..

Biden signs 9 bipartisan bills into law to improve veterans' health care
Washington | June 8, 2022 3:24:47 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill to provide better access to mammograms for veterans exposed to burn pits as part of nine bills signed into law aimed to improve veterans' health care. ... read..

Long queues at Islamabad, Rawalpindi petrol pumps after oil companies stop supply
Rawalpindi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Long queues have lined up outside petrol pumps in twin cities -- Islamabad and Rawalpindi -- after oil marketing companies (OMCs) stopped the supply of the essential commodity, the media reported. ... read..

Malawian woman held with cocaine capsules worth Rs 9.11 cr at Delhi airport
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
A Malawian national was arrested at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly smuggling cocaine capsules worth Rs 9.11 crore by hiding them inside her body. ... read..

Developing countries need much longer beyond 2050 to reach Net-Zero emissions: India
New York | June 8, 2022 2:24:32 AM IST
On the occasion of World Environment Day, India on Tuesday asserted that developing countries need to be given an additional time frame beyond 2050 to reach net-zero emissions and for this developed nations should do a net-negative by the middle of the ce ... read..

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